We are travelling with our two children (11 and 12 years) and arrive in Paris July 18 and have booked 1 week at a small gite near Olonzac July 21-28. We leave Paris again August 1st. We'd like to spend a couple of nights in Paris (probably at the start of our trip) and then aren't sure what to do for another 2-3 nights after our gite stay.
Likely will take TGV from Paris to the south, but to which town? Montpellier, Toulouse or... then hire a car for our stay in the south. Are either of these places worth spending a couple of nights at the end of our week. Any recommendations? Perhaps somewhere close to the sea (but this isn't essential). Another village?
Our children love swimming, cycling (they aren't great in cities). We love good food and wine.